ESP Biography

WAYNE STOKES, Boston based artist

Major: BFA Painting

College/Employer: Cambridge Innovation Center

Year of Graduation: Not available.

Picture of Wayne Stokes

Brief Biographical Sketch:

1980 Born in Bridgeport, CT


2007 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

2002 Plymouth State College Plymouth, NH
Bachelor of Fine Arts


2009 Hosapitality Training (upcoming) Cambridge Innovation Center
1+1 215 Midway Studios

2007 Simply the Best Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Brice Marden Medal Award Exhibition Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Untitled Space 35 Wareham St
Boston Young Contemporaries 808 Gallery Boston University
Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Student Annual Exhibition Grossman Gallery

2006 Jonestown 42 Longshot Society

2005 The Expo The Nest Gallery Bridgeport, CT
The Workshop New Haven, CT

2002 BFA Exhibition Draper & Maynard Gallery Plymouth, NH


2007 Will and Elena Barnett painting Award


2007 As Above So Below Assistant to Dave Muller ICA, Boston
Sleeping From Memory (Momentum 9) Assistant to Kader Attia ICA, Boston

Past Classes

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A2414: Conceptual Art Practices in HSSP Summer 2009 (Jul. 12, 2009)
What is conceptual art? In this class, we will explore the notion of conceptual art. Students will learn to map their own artistic project through exercises in drawing, writing, performance and sculpture. Class time is designed to function as a jumping off point for the development of individual projects outside of the classroom. Each student will create a PowerPoint presentation in order to communicate their inspiration and ideas, while developing and refining their public speaking, performance, and improvisation skills. Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively, engage in critical dialogue, and envision their artwork in new ways through critical readings, class discussion, visiting artists and presentations of contemporary work. Please note: Students are expected to develop a final project throughout the course of this class, which may require additional work outside of class. In order to get the most of the class, consistent attendance is required.